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In order to ride the Ozarks with the Razorbacks blaring on the radio, you’ll need a valid automobile or motorcycle operator’s license. Or if you are looking to haul cargo through the so-called “land of opportunity” you want to check into the regulations required for a commercial vehicle license (CVL). Whatever your mode of motorized transportation, you’re going to need to pass a DMV driver’s test to secure a permit or a license. Luckily, we have you covered, with comprehensive practice tests that contain hints and tricks as well as test simulators that give you the feel of exactly what it is like to take the test at the Arkansas DMV.

Which tests should I take?

Whether lugging poultry through Little Rock or aircraft engines into Fayetteville, it’s necessary to complete an application for an Arkansas commercial driver's license (CDL). Before you head to the DMV let us guide you in all you need to know. We've got information on the fees (which add up to around $100) and have lists of exam questions to prepare you to start the engine of any kind of vehicle. So if you want to drive a band bus or tanker truck, take a look. The Exams have anywhere from 70 - 100 questions depending on which class of vehicle you are looking for and which endorsements you plan to add. We have practice tests for them all: passenger and school busses, doubles/triples, tank vehicles, hazardous materials, or air brake restriction removal skills. Also, our cheat sheets will help calm your nerves and make sure you are prepared.

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Arkansas Driver's License: When You Can Apply

AgeType of LicensePrerequisites
14+ (First Timers)Instruction PermitPass a Knowledge Test and a Vision Test.
14+ (Instruction Permit Holders)Learner LicensePass a Skills (road) Test.
16+ (Learner License Holders)Intermediate LicenseMust have held Learner License for 6 months.
16+ (Intermediate License Holders)Full (Adult) LicenseMust be married, a high school graduate, a recipient of a GED, or serving in the military.
18+ (Intermediate License Holders)Full (Adult) LicenseNone.
18+ (Instruction Permit Holders)Full (Adult) LicensePass a Skills (road) Test.

Note 1: Unlike many other states, in AR, a teenage driver must go through four stages of driving experience instead of the usual three: Instruction Permit, Learner License, Intermediate License, and finally Full (Adult) License.

Note 2: To apply for any type of instruction permit or license, you must first obtain consent from your parents or guardians if you are under 18 years of age.

Note 3: If more than one line of this table applies to you, you can choose either option unless otherwise specified.

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Arkansas Driver's License & Permit FAQ

How Can I Apply for my AR Driver's License? Frequently Asked Questions

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  • How old should I be in order to apply for a learner’s permit in Arkansas?

    You should be at least 14 before applying for a permit in Arkansas.
  • What documents should I have when I go to apply for my license in Arkansas?

    You will need to provide:
    • Proof of age and identity
    • Proof of legal status
    • Proof of social security number or proof of ineligibility
    • Proof of school enrollment (if under 18)
    • Proof of GPA (if under 18)
  • Where do I go to apply for a driver's license in Arkansas?

  • How can I contact my nearest driver’s license office?

    There is a driver’s license office located in all 75 counties. Here’s a list of each Arkansas State Police location.
  • Who should bring me for my knowledge test in Arkansas?

    If you’re under 18, your parent or legal guardian should bring you.
  • Does Arkansas require a physical in order to get a license?

    No physical exam is required.
  • Will I need a vision test when I go for my Arkansas driver's license?

    Yes. You must pass a vision test.
  • Where do I go to get my driver’s license picture taken?

    Your picture will be taken at the driver’s license office.
  • What’s the next step after I apply for my Arkansas permit?

    You must hold your permit for at least 6 months and not receive any serious traffic violations before moving on to the next step in applying for your license.
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Here's What Learners from Arkansas Are Saying:

"This website is amazing!!I Took all of the practice tests on here, read the book, I passed the test today with a 100%!! Thanks!"

Kristina B., Little Rock, Arkansas

"Passed on the first try! These quizzes were really all I used to study. I didn't even touch the actual book. Good luck to everyone!"

Bella H., Fort Smith, Arkansas

"My son took the written test 3 times with no luck passing. I ran across this website and I encouraged him to take at least 2 practice tests a night and to read the drivers manual. The 4th time he took the written test was the charm. HE PASSED. I know this website had a lot to do with him learning the material. Thank you."

Lisa G., Fayetteville, Arkansas

"Just took my test today. Didn’t miss any, this helps a lot, thanks!"

Davaughn J., Springdale, Arkansas

"I read the book twice and took all the practice tests even the marathon one multiple times until I passed with a 90% or better. Some of my questions were EXACTLY the same as the ones I took on here. Thanks!!"

Amara K., Jonesboro, Arkansas

"I love this website. I failed my permit test my first time and because of these practice tests I finally passed."

Atlas Latitan, Arkansas

"I passed with flying colors with using this site alone. It is probably a good idea to go ahead and look over your handbook because there might be a few questions that aren't on here that will be on the test. I know there was one or two but it is possible to pass just by using this site."

Rachel Goodrich, Arkansas

"I did great on my exam, this helped me a lot….thank you so much B)"

Any Lozano, Arkansas

"I am really happy, I passed my test today, the practice tests helped me a lot. They cover all the aspects of the Arkansas Drivers Handbook/Guide to Drive. Thanks a lot!"

Megha Singh, Arkansas

"Studied for 4 days straight and before it was time for me to take the test and I PASSED IT! Thanks to this awesome website, the test was simple. Just study and focus then you pass it in no time."

Hailey Watkins, AR

"Sure it helped but it does no good if you take these tests but then forget everything the next day. Take em like……..maybe a thousand times!"

Marcus May, Arkansas
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